Tobias Putrih


The series of objects I did for P.S.1 is in close relation to architectural models. I picked up a simple technique used by model-makers and adjusted it to produce almost randomly constructed objects. The forms you see are actually the result of unintentional mistakes and intentional adjustments by cutting sheet after sheet of cardboard. I bought a stack of 320 cardboard sheets, cut each sheet in circular ½-inch-wide rings, and glued the first rings of each sheet together to produce the first object. The second set of rings was cut from the remainder by exactly following the form set by the first set; they were glued together to make the second object. In this way from one stack of cardboard around thirty objects can be produced—which, if they weren't glued, could actually fit into one another.